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Direct School Admission 2021

The Unique Anderson Experience

Are you keen to be part of this caring community and be immersed in a learning environment that is stimulating and engaging? Do you enjoy challenging opportunities that bring out the best in you?

It is our mission to unleash the potential in every Andersonian. We know they perform their best when they are exposed to diverse opportunities and feel a sense of belonging here.

If you have the talent, abilities and a strong passion for one of the areas below, we want you!

Admission Criteria for DSA selection

Applicants should:

      Have a good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) record, preferably with relevant experience in competitions

      Have a good conduct and attendance record in school

      Have demonstrated good leadership capabilities in your CCA

* Meeting all the above criteria does not guarantee the applicant will be shortlisted/given an offer.

Talent Areas

Sports & Games

      • Basketball (Girls and Boys)
      • Netball (Girls)
      • Table Tennis (Girls)
      • Volleyball (Girls)
      • Wushu (Girls and Boys)

Performing Arts

      • Band - Concert (Girls and Boys) 
      • Dance - Chinese (Girls) 
      • Choir (Boys)
      • Dance - Malay (Boys)


      • Robotics (Girls and Boys)
      • Language - Malay (Girls and Boys)

Application procedure and information

      Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2021, 11am to 1 June 2021, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec .


       Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools need to apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. For details, please refer to MOE's website - https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application


       Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.


       Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.


       The school's decision on the offer is final. We regret that no appeal will be entertained. The school reserves the right not to disclose the reason for non-selection of an applicant or to release the results of the trials.


       For further enquiries, please email us at anderson_ss@moe.edu.sg

Schedule for DSA



Means of Notification

Application Period via DSA-Sec Portal

Link: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

5 May (11 am) to 01 Jun 2021 (3 pm)


Selection - Shortlisting, Trial & Interview Sessions

28 Jun to 27 Aug 2021


Notification of Outcome

By 13 Sep 2021